County Food Pantries

  Below are updated lists of food pantries for Lafayette County, Green County, Grant County, and Iowa County. Lafayette-Cty-food-pantry-Spanish Grant Cty Food pantry Spanish Iowa Cty Food pantry Spanish Green County Food Pantry Flyer Lafayette County Food Pantries Grant Cty Food Resource Guide 17.docx Iowa County Food Pantries

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Farmer to Farmer helps local farmers connect

Website helps facilitate feed commodity sales Farmer to Farmer website helps local farmers connect PUBLISHED ON September 30, 2018 MADISON — As Wisconsin farmers continue to recover from recent extreme weather events and move into the harvesting season, it can sometimes be difficult to find a market for either selling or buying needed crops. The […]

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Helping cows keep their cool

New UW researcher and Wis. dairy farm collaborate on animal welfare research PUBLISHED ON September 30, 2018 MADISON — On hot days, the cows at Rosy-Lane Holsteins are given cool showers while they’re being milked. And the farm’s newborn calves are housed in pairs to enhance their social and cognitive development. Jennifer Van Os wants […]

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Holy Tar Spot, Batman!

August 29, 2018 Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Figure 1. Tar Spot on Corn From the Arlington Agriculture Experiment station in 2018. The phone has been ringing off the hook over the past week. In fact, this morning I had to dump my voicemail as it wouldn’t take any more […]

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Food safety when canning tomatoes

Barb Ingham describes best management practices for canning tomatoes PUBLISHED ON September 3, 2018 You want to process tomatoes that are of good quality, which means that we don’t want those that are practically so rotten they’re liquid. You don’t want those that are heavily damaged to the point that they are supporting a lot […]

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Cash Rent Conundrum Tough Negotiations Ahead for 2019 Cash Rents

By Elizabeth Williams, DTN Special Correspondent Steady land values are propping up equity in farm country, but it’s also making it tougher for farmers to negotiate lower rents in 2019. (DTN Photo by Elaine Shein) INDIANOLA, Iowa (DTN) — Land values are holding steady despite the tumble in commodity prices, and the good news is […]

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Land Rental Information

Please use the following link for more information about land rent. https://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Wisconsin/Publications/WI-CRate17.pdf  

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WI Farm Center

The Wisconsin Farm Center provides information and support to farmers and their families in order to help grow Wisconsin’s agricultural economy. The Center partners with industry groups, government and educational entities, and other stakeholders in the agriculture sector. Phone:  1-800-942-2474 Core programs include: Agricultural Economic Development: Consultants help Wisconsin farmers deal with the critical economic, […]

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Spring Tune-up on IoH Regulations! 2018

Thought with frozen road declarations ending in zones 4 and 5 and recent questions on IoH, a bit of spring tune-up on IoH regulations may be helpful as machinery gets ready to roll. First, a reminder of what vehicles are defined as Implements of Husbandry or IoH. (see full definition below). A recent contact learned […]

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Produce Safety Rules – new for 2018 and beyond

Produce Safety Rules take effect Jan. 26 Regulators will focus on educating farmers during the first year of regulation PUBLISHED ON January 17, 2018 New food safety regulations take effect Jan. 26 for Wisconsin’s biggest growers of fresh market fruit and vegetables, but regulators will focus on educating farmers during the first year of regulation. […]

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